Horray! British Airways Afternoon Tea Scones Are Back!


I love a British Airways afternoon tea. Even when it’s not the greatest in flavour, it fills my stomach and passes the time on the flight. Well, my dear traveller, British Airways scones are officially back!

On my last flight over to Nice on 25th of October, I experienced the new and improved afternoon tea.

After my hot towel and drinks, I chose diet coke and a sparkling water which came with a small packet of almonds (a first on such a short haul bA flight), the trolley arrived with my afternoon tea.

My choice was between a Ploughman’s with a range of cheeses and meats or an afternoon tea platter with sandwiches.

I opted for the sandwiches, which were presented quite beautifully (see picture above). There was a truly delicious prawn roll, cheese on a Ryvita style bread with fig segment on the top which wasn’t to my taste as I don’t like Ryvita style bread and a ham or beef (i wasn’t sure which) sandwich on a black bread with red cabbage filling.

Alongside was a piece of cake and you could pick a scone or a roll, or both, from a warmed bread basket. There was Roddas clotted cream and Wilkin & Sons jam to go on the scone and it was delicious.

Whilst this is not groundbreaking news, for those of us who travel regularly in Club Europe, it is a joy to see British Airways improving their offering instead of cutting back.

As for the flight, it was delightful, short, smooth and the airline staff were all lovely. I doubt there is a better way to fly around Europe. My faith is restored in British Airways at least for short haul. Just don’t read my article about the urine-soaked seat in Business Class.

Have a read of my other experiences of British Airways in Club Europe to see why it is worth splurging your Avios on your next European flight.

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